View Full Version : [SOLVED] Change default applications in Lubuntu

Matt Harrison
October 28th, 2010, 05:57 PM
I'm using Lubuntu and I cant figure out how to change the default applications used.

I have (Preferences -> Preferred Applications) in the menu and that lets me set Web Browser and Mail client. I have that set to Chromium, however any links I click open in Opera. I want these to open in Chromium, but I'm not sure how to set that.

Thanks for any help.

October 28th, 2010, 06:01 PM
Start Chromium, click the tool icon and then options. Under "Basic" click "Make Chromium my default browser"

Matt Harrison
October 28th, 2010, 06:28 PM
It says in red "Chromium cannot determine or set the default browser."

October 28th, 2010, 07:33 PM
rj@lubuntu:~$ sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
There are 2 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser).

Selection Path Priority Status
* 0 /usr/bin/opera 90 auto mode
1 /usr/bin/chromium-browser 40 manual mode
2 /usr/bin/opera 90 manual mode

Press enter to keep the current choice , or type selection number:

I would choose 1 then press enter to make chromium-browser the default.

See man update-alternatives for more information.

Matt Harrison
October 28th, 2010, 07:51 PM
Thanks cavalier911 that is exactly the tool I was looking for.

August 18th, 2012, 11:22 PM
Thanks cavalier911 - I needed to change the default Chromium Browser to Firefox, as any links clicked on in KeepassX opened Chrome.

Thanks for the info